The Family Business Consulting Group Publishes Article Comparing Traits of Successful Business Owners Compare to that of Olympic Athletes

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Family Business Consulting Group Associate makes an interesting correlation between Olympians and family business leaders in her recent article Seeking the Gold: Striving for Balance While Delivering Peak Performance in the Family Business.

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“In North American culture we put athletes and business leaders on a pedestal and expect them to live up to extraordinary standards of heroism. Although world-class athletes are trained to handle this pressure, the burden of delivering on their potential

The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. ® (efamilybusiness.com), has published Seeking the Gold: Striving for Balance While Delivering Peak Performance in the Family Business, an article by FBCG associate, Stephanie Brun de Pontet. In the article, Brun de Pontet, makes an interesting correlation between Olympians and family business leaders.

According to Brun de Pontet, Olympic athletes and successful family business owners possess similar traits. An Olympian needs the financial, physical, and emotional assistance of his or her family in the pursuit of the gold. As a result, it is not just the athlete whose life becomes dominated by the sport. The athlete’s family provides critical support to facilitate the Olympic dream. They share in the athlete’s journey. In much the same way, family support and commitment are often the vital ingredients in an entrepreneur’s successful business venture and requires the efforts of the entire family.

“In North American culture we put athletes and business leaders on a pedestal and expect them to live up to extraordinary standards of heroism. Although world-class athletes are trained to handle this pressure, the burden of delivering on their potential and everyone’s investment in them can be intense,” says Brun de Pontet. “Family business leaders can feel the same pressure to live up to other’s expectations. For example, a family business successor may feel pressure to make good on the investment of training they have been given, live up to the standard of performance set by their parent’s generation, while simultaneously carving out their own style and approach to leading the business. “

To download a copy of the article, Seeking the Gold: Striving for Balance while Delivering Peak Performance in the Family Business, click here

About The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.:
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, The Family Business Consulting Group consists of world renowned consultants committed to helping family businesses prosper across generations. FBCG’s consultants make more than 100 presentations annually to professional, trade and other organizations. Furthermore, their experienced consultants and advisors have founded several family business programs at university and non-profit organizations, won awards for their educational, consultative and research activities and, combined, are the most prolific authors in the field.

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